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Why were virtuous Byzantine women described as manly? Why were boys' bodies thought to be closer in constitution to those of women than adult men? Did Byzantines think eunuchs were men? 
This lively and personal book explains some key aspects of how people of the Medieval Roman Empire (Byzantine Empire) conceived of men and women, masculinity and femininity, and proper behaviour for men and women. By laying bare fundamental ideas about how gender was defined and performed, Byzantine Gender enables readers to understand Byzantine society more fully. And by providing background information about Byzantine gender, it makes it easier to approach and appreciate the fascinating otherness of Byzantine culture.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iii
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  1. Contents
  2. p. iv
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. p. v
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. 1 "Byzantine" People: Powerful Women and Wimpy Men
  2. pp. 5-22
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  1. 2 Medieval Roman Anthropology
  2. pp. 23-32
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  1. 3 Gender and Virtue
  2. pp. 33-58
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  1. 4 How Did Medieval Roman Women Get So Much Done?
  2. pp. 59-78
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  1. 5 Masculinity and Military Strength
  2. pp. 79-86
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  1. 6 Change Over Time
  2. pp. 87-92
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 93-94
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  1. Further Reading
  2. pp. 95-100
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781641890175
Related ISBN
9781641890168
MARC Record
OCLC
1111434699
Pages
106
Launched on MUSE
2019-10-07
Language
English
Open Access
No
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